By Andy Mabbett (
Research report about Wikidata use in cultural institutions
Research report: Use of Wikidata in GLAM institutions (2019-11)
To learn from institutions and be able to direct other people to information about their work, Wikimedia Deutschland did qualitative research on how and why cultural institutions use Wikidata. Sixteen people who use Wikidata in their work in cultural institutions discussed their motivations, activities and problems and explained how they work. You can find more information about the research on Meta, or read the research report directly.
- Live Wikidata editing videos: Jan Ainali makes videos showing his process while editing Wikidata. Magnus Sälgö also makes videos showing specific features and tools
- There are now over 2.5 million Wikidata Infoboxes in Commons categories.
- OpenRefine is awarded a USD 200,000 grant by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to fund its development in 2020.
- Panandâ, a mobile app powered by Wikidata (and Wikimedia Commons), won the top prize in the App for Social Good category in the Android Masters 2019 competition organized by Google Developer Group Philippines. Eugene, the app's developer, recently gave a lightning talk about the app at WikidataCon 2019.
- ProWD, a tool for PROfiling the multi-dimensional completeness of WikiData, was presented at the K-CAP 2019 conference on Nov 21, 2019 in Marina del Rey, USA. Using ProWD, one may compare, for example, the completeness of computer scientists by nationality and sex. The slides are available by clicking this link. The ProWD developers are welcoming any feedback!
- Wikidata now documents over six million people - that's more than the number of articles in English Wikipedia!
For all other Wikidata news, new properties, etc, see:
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